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  • Data Center v1.0: Facebook
  • Intel Motherboard Hardware v1.0: Facebook
  • 450W Power Supply Hardware v1.0: Facebook
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  • Intel Motherboard Hardware v1.0
  • Power Supply Hardware v1.0
  • Server Hardware v1.0
  • Triplet Rack Hardware v1.0

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Date of last revision: April 7, 2011.

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